Two Arrests Made in Connection to Death Investigation in the Area of 96 Ashmont Street in Dorchester


The Boston Police Homicide Unit have identified and charged two suspects wanted in connection to a brazen daylight shooting that resulted in a death investigation in Dorchester in late June.

At about 9:57 AM on Thursday, June 28, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 96 Ashmont Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as Christopher Austin, 20, of Boston, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased several days later.

As a result of an in-depth investigation in conjunction with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, members of the Marietta Georgia Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Keith Cousins, 30, of Boston, on Friday July 14, 2017, in Marietta Georgia. BPD Homicide detectives then traveled south to interview the suspect who remains in custody at this time while awaiting extradition.

Investigators have also identified Shaquille Brown, 22, of Mattapan, who is currently incarcerated locally on an unrelated matter, as a second suspect in this case. Both suspects will be charged with Murder in Dorchester District Court. 

Said Commissioner Evans, “I cannot commend my officers enough for the work they continue to do to solve these kinds of troubling cases. I’ve always said that we never forget a victim, their families or their loved ones. I hope that as we continue to identify and arrest those responsible for these senseless crimes, we’ll be able to bring some measure of comfort to all those still left hurting.”